Mitigation of Mode Partition Noise in Quantum-Dash Fabry-Perot Mode-Locked Lasers using Manchester Encoding

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Chaibi, Mohamed Essghair; Bramerie, Laurent; Lobo, Sebastien; Peucheret, Christophe (FOTON Laboratory, CNRS UMR 6082, University of Rennes 1, ENSSAT, 22300 Lannion, France)

The use of Manchester encoding with balanced detection is proposed in order to overcome the mode partition noise (MPN) limit of quantum-dash mode-locked lasers used as multi wavelength sources. Successful MPN mitigation is demonstrated for a 10-mode laser at 10 Gbit/s.